Les Corts

Les Corts Women’s Prison (1936 – 1955)   Built during the eighteenth century by the Durán family, Les Corts was originally a large family home with significant grounds. It is situated in the same place as the Corte Ingles building, on Avenida Diagonal.   In 1886 the building changed hands. Can Durán was then used…

Ángeles García-Madrid

Ángeles García-Madrid (1918 – present)   Born in Torrejón de Ardoz, just outside Madrid, Ángeles grew up in the city. At the age of 13 she began working as a dressmaker to bring in money for the family, during which she became interested in poetry after a client showed her an original poem.   Aged…